Vikings rookie Moritz Boehringer struggling with ‘mental’ aspect of NFL

When the Minnesota Vikings selected German wide receiver Moritz Boehringer in the sixth-round of the 2016 NFL Draft, everyone knew it was going to be an uphill battle as he attempted to transition to the NFL as the first player ever drafted directly out of Europe.

Early on in his first NFL minicamps, it is clear that Boehringer is struggling to adjust.

The wide receiver has continuously dropped catches throughout workouts, but he believes a majority of his issues fall on the fact that he’s struggling to adjust to the mental aspect of the NFL.

“Most of the time, it’s a mental thing,” Boehringer said, according to Chris Tomasson of the Pioneer Press. “I’m not 100 percent comfortable with the playbook, but I think it will come in time.”

The good news for Boehringer is that he has all of the physical tools to succeed, so he should get a couple of chances before his NFL dreams are squashed.

It also helps that he was a sixth-round pick, so there is no immediate rush for the Vikings to get him on the field.

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